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Keukenhof, Holland

There’s nothing that screams springtime more loudly than the blooming of flowers after a long winter. All around the world, you’ll find colorful blooms transforming everything from cities to deserts in the spring months. Check out some of the most beautiful blooms from the south of France down to Chile’s Atacama Desert and get inspired to plan some flower-chasing trips…

temple bar Ireland

Roses are red, clovers are green, it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day—so here’s what you need! While bar crawls and parades are on the pandemic chopping block, you can still celebrate St. Patrick’s Day safely and cheerfully this year. Here are six healthy ways to shamROCK your St. Patrick’s Day—pandemic style. 1. Make a festive, St. Patrick’s Day themed dish  The…

danish cod salad

Ultra-fresh and super healthy, this Danish-inspired recipe serves as the ideal antidote to typical heavy winter fare. Known for their fresh seafood, clean flavors and simple-but-quality ingredients, the Danes can teach us all a thing or two about healthy eating. Packed with beneficial B vitamins and lean protein, cod is also purported to help lower triglycerides and blood pressure when…

woman looking out at water

My first overseas trip was a 10-day jaunt to the UK in my third year of University. I went with a friend who was a few years older than me and, I assumed, wiser because she had already spent several months backpacking around Europe. Based on her recommendations, we planned an ambitious itinerary: a night in Newcastle, a night in…

skillet latke

This fresh twist on the classic Chanukah latkes serves up one big latke instead of many smaller ones, making for an impressive presentation, as well as saving you from flipping latkes at the stove all evening. Potatoes get a bad reputation, but they’re actually packed with antioxidants, and a special resistant starch known to feed beneficial bacteria in your gut…

autumnal stuffed acorn squash

This recipe celebrates the bounty of fall, utilizing acorn squash as the perfect vehicle for a hearty brown rice filling stacked with nutty, sweet and savory flavors that’ll have you coming back for seconds. Acorn squash is rich in fiber, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, and its thin skin lets you skip peeling for a quicker prep time. Brown rice…

Shepherd's pie on plates with green salad

Common throughout the United Kingdom, shepherd’s pie was originally devised as a way to use up leftover meat. Now a delicious dish in its own right, I’ve re-worked this versatile recipe with a creamy and cheesy cauliflower topping to replace the traditional potato mash. Despite its humble appearance, cauliflower boasts an impressive nutritional profile. High in fiber to improve digestive…

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